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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 21, 2009 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

Very cool, JCE. Good job.

Here's to my dad and his fav poem (sorry PC types...he liked to read it to me when I was EIGHT, okay? You know, when you like such stuff!:

"...'E carried me away
To where a dooli lay,
An' a bullet come an' drilled the beggar clean.
'E put me safe inside,
An' just before 'e died,
"I 'ope you liked your drink", sez Gunga Din.
So I'll meet 'im later on
At the place where 'e is gone --
Where it's always double drill and no canteen;
'E'll be squattin' on the coals
Givin' drink to poor damned souls,
An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din!
Yes, Din! Din! Din!
You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!
Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!"

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jun 21, 2009 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

God bless them all! Right or wrong, Dads always meant best...

A brief non lurking appearance from your's truly...

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 22, 2009 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

That poem - as heard at the end of the classic 1939 movie with Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. trio of swashbuckling awols (well...) and Sam Jaffe in the title role - never fails to bring tears to my eyes.


(the following is from Wiki:)
"Gunga Din" (1892) is one of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poems, a rhyming narrative from the point of view of a British soldier, about a native water-bearer (a "bhisti") who saves the soldier's life but dies himself.
Like several Kipling poems, it celebrates the virtues of a non-European while revealing the racism[?] of a colonial infantryman who views such people as being of a "lower order".
The poem was published as one of the set of martial poems called the Barrack-Room Ballads.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 23, 2009 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

Outstanding...watched it many times with my dad, and then with my three boys.

One of the biggest compliments I ever rec'd was at my wedding when the aging photographer told someone that I looked like DFBanks, jr, in that movie! The person had no clue what he meant, but when they told me what he had said, I was elated...my wife wasn't sure...oh well.

Great Grant performance!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 24, 2009 1:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy Father's Day

Eduardo Ciannelli's finest hour.